Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) December 02, 2011
Reporters looking for information about how to recover, repair and rebuild from the recent Southern California high winds are encouraged to contact the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a leading national expert on disaster-resistant construction.
IBHS recognizes this is a very difficult time as entire communities may face lengthy recoveries. As attention turns toward recovery and rebuilding, IBHS is committed to providing science-based information to address many issues that will arise.
Roofs are frequently damaged in high winds. In fact, roof cover damage is present in 85 percent to 95 percent of wind-related insured property losses each year. Building science research has identified many effective and affordable ways to strengthen roofs against wind damage.
IBHS’ “Roofing the Right Way,” provides homeowners who have shingle roofs with a list of steps to build a stronger shingle roof that will better resist high winds, and IBHS’ High Wind Resources webpage provides guidance on how to reduce the risk of property damage from high winds.
IBHS staff available for media interviews:
- Julie Rochman, president & CEO, Tampa, Fla.
- Dr. Timothy Reinhold, senior vice president of research and chief engineer, Tampa, Fla.
- Dr. Tanya Brown, research engineer, IBHS Research Center, Richburg, S.C.
- Chuck Miccolis, commercial lines engineer, Tampa, Fla.
- Rem Brown, senior engineering manager, Tampa, Fla.
To arrange an interview with IBHS, contact Joseph King at 813-675-1045/813-442-2845, jking(at)ibhs.org or via direct message on Twitter @jsalking.
Visit http://www.DisasterSafety.org for more information about how to make your buildings more resistant to a variety of disasters, big and small. Follow IBHS on Twitter at @DisasterSafety and on Facebook.
IBHS is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization supported by the property insurance industry. The organization works to reduce the social and economic effects of natural disasters and other risks to residential and commercial property by conducting research and advocating improved construction, maintenance and preparation practices.